Some nice differentiations you need to be aware of:
The US-Canada border is, of course, under Federal jurisdiction and the Canadian Border Agency will follow orders from Ottawa in regard to recission of the closure.
is a Provincial matter over which "the Feds", have little control. The Chief Medical
Officer (Dr. Bonnie Henry) working with Provincial Health Minister (Adrian Dix) is in absolute control over what happens to ALL arrivals, Canadian and non-Canadian, once they set foot in BC.
Auntie Bonnie is a tiny, soft-spoken lady with a will of steel
. An epidemiologist and a veteran of the Ugandan Ebola wars, and a RCN Flight Surgeon (Ret.) Thanks to her and Unca Adrian we have fared far better than most other places. At the very least, if you come here after an opening of the border, Auntie will require you to self-isolate, at your own expense, for two weeks and then be tested negative for the virus at a shoreside facility approved by the Ministry of Health and by the Board of Directors of the particular Health Region in which the PofE is located.
Once you are over those hurdles, you will have to deal with the Elders and/or the Band Councils of the First Nations Peoples. Because the vast majority of lands in BC are "unceded territory", i.e. no treaty was ever entered into twixt our sundry First Nations and the Crown, the First Nations retain the right to deny tourists the right to set foot on their "traditional territories". Given their "tribal memory" of the way "white man's diseases" decimated them in the fairly recent past, they can be difficult to deal with.
I think the probability of a non-Canadian going to the Broughtons this season will be scant indeed.
Auntie gives an update every weekday at 1500 hrs (PDST). If you google
for "Bonnie Henry live May 14" just before 3 p.m. today you should be able to find her live press conference. Thereafter you can keep an eye on things as the mood strikes.